The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden
17 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 7SA
  • Telephone 0121 443 4725
  • Opening times Mon–Wed 9am–5pm; Thu–Sat 9am–11pm; Sun 10am–4pm.
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Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden Café is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Kings Heath’s busy shopping centre, combining a garden shop, café, deli and meeting room surrounding an old blue brick courtyard.

At the licensed Café you’ll find a variety of delicious and wholesome things to eat, all freshly made right here, including an A la Carte Menu on Thursday to Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch. We have a separate children’s menu and small play area.

We try to use the best seasonal, local and fairly-traded produce, including organics where we can, to ensure that the cooking retains all the real flavour of good food.

There’s also a Deli where you can purchase organic, fair-trade and locally sourced food to take home, including organic wines, beers & spirits, plus jams and preserves made in our own kitchen.

You can hire our meeting room or even the whole café for your meetings, celebrations and events. We can supply hot and cold buffets to suit a range of budgets.

We also host live music, comedy and poetry including regular events such as Laughing Cows (all female comedy nights), The Retort Cabaret Show (an eclectic mix of music, comedy, poetry and alternative cabaret). Storytelling Café (bringing storytelling back to adult audiences) and Poetry Bites.

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A.j. Croce

Singer-songwriter A.J. Croce (the son of legendary singer/songwriter Jim Croce). Debuts at The Kitchen Garden, from Nashville, celebrating the 20th Anniversary release of his second album That's Me in the Bar which features Ry Cooder, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), and on the bonus Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers). His eight…

Wed 28 Sep

£16.50 / 0121 443 4725

Andy White

The great man himself returns for a tour to celebrate his 10 (yes, that's TEN) CD Box Set which is being released later next year. Both the set and the tour will demonstrate why this guy remains one of the UK's finest-ever musicians and one of our most celebrated songwriters. Andy now lives in Australia but will be…

Sun 20 Nov

£12.10 / 0121 443 4725

Anna And Elizabeth

Elizabeth Laprelle is one of the most sought-after ballad singers of her generation and Anna Gevalt-Roberts a mesmerizing, talented multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo and guitar) and singer, both sharing a desire to inspire people with the beautiful soul of Appalachian roots music. Together they bring a captivating mix…

Mon 15 Aug

Benjamin Folke Thomas

Benjamin Folke Thomas is a Swedish-born singer-songwriter. His commitment to playing live brings him back to the UK five or six times a year - sometimes with his full band, sometimes solo or as a duo with longtime guitar ally Henning Sernhede. Whatever the format, his powerful music, insightful lyrics and excruciating…

Wed 31 Aug

Blind Boy Paxton

Although only in his 20s, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Paxton's style draws from blues and jazz music before World War II and is influenced by the likes of Fats…

Tue 25 Oct

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

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Blue Rose Code

In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone. As BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said…

Tue 4 Oct

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Boo Hewerdine Plus Dan Whitehouse

Boo Hewerdine: Swimming in Mercury Tour with special guest Dan Whitehouse. Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter/performers in the business. His latest album Swimming in…

Wed 5 Oct

Boo Hewerdine: Swimming In Mercury Tour

Boo Hewerdine and his special guest Dan Whitehouse are two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter/performers in the business. His latest album Swimming in Mercury is released in…

Cam Penner & Jon Wood

When Cam Penner and Jon Wood last toured the UK, the reviews were as glowing as the performances and followed them wherever they went. Maverick writer Paul Kerr said they were mesmerising, while (writing at AmericanaUK), Mike Ritchie said: Masterful - an utterly compelling duo - brilliant! They had a sold-out headline…

Mon 21 Nov

Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie returns to Birmingham after some considerable time playing tracks from her highly acclaimed latest release, the bilingual "Lola". She will be accompanied by her guitarist Luke Jacobs and will dip into her now expansive back catalogue. Expect to be wooed! Carrie is now a star in her own right & was accompanied…

Thu 3 Nov

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

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Charlie Parr

An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980's in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less…

Tue 9 Aug

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Chip Taylor

An evening with the legendary Chip Taylor will include a smorgasbord of songs that he has written throughout his long and illustrious life. He was originally a paid songwriter and penned Wild Thing for The Troggs (later covered by Jimi Hendrix of course) and Angel of The Morning (Juice Newton and latterly Shaggy). He has…

Mon 10 Oct

£16.50 / 0121 443 4725

The Chorões

Transporting you back to the bars and concert halls of early 20th century Rio de Janeiro, the Chorões present a concert exploring the joyful world of Choro! Drawing on Afro-Brazilian and European classical music Choro emerged in the mid-19th century and grew throughout the early 20th century - it is now widely regarded as…

Mon 17 Oct

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

Crooked House + Ben Frost

Crooked House are returning to the Kitchen Garden Cafe and will once again be weaving their unique close vocal and guitar harmonies around their original evocative style of folk rock but this time they will be sharing the evening with the superb Ben Frost who will be launching his new EP and enthralling everyone with his…

Wed 23 Nov

Dan Walsh & John Dowling

Two of the premier banjo players in the UK, John Dowling and Dan Walsh have joined forces to create an innovative and exciting duo. Built around virtuoso picking, creative harmonies and an impressive array of textures for two banjos (and some vocals from Dan too) their show is sure to be eclectic and impressive. A first…

Tue 13 Sep

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John, Joe and Caz Devine are three members of the same musical family, with roots firmly planted in the Irish musical tradition, playing traditional Irish dance music, mixed with original and contemporary arrangements of Irish songs, on an inspired mix of instruments, including Uilleann Pipes, Banjo and Saxophone.

Sun 6 Nov

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Dissident Prophet

New wave apocalyptic rhubarb punkers Dissident Prophet will be playing two sets. Songs from their previous 5 albums: We're Not Grasshopper, 21st Century Spin, Modern Man, Weapons of Mass Deception and Red Moon Rising and they'll be testing out new material from their forthcoming album: Soma Holiday. Birmingham has…

Sun 30 Oct

£7.70 / 0121 443 4725


Duotone is the alias of songwriter Barney Morse-Brown, cellist with multi-platinum artist Birdy and BBC Folk Award winners the Imagined Village, Chris Wood, Eliza Carthy and Jackie Oates. Duotone's new album Let's Get Low, written at home on his narrowboat, reveals a songwriter who is unafraid to explore real-life…

Tue 6 Sep

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

Ewan Mclennan, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Ewan McLennan is a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue.Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith tell tales of hardship, joy, struggle and…

Family Activities

A family day out at The Kitchen Garden.

Mon 8 Aug

Children £3 / 0121 443 4725

Tue 9 Aug

Children £5 / 0121 443 4725

Wed 10 Aug

Children £5 / 0121 443 4725

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Gilmore & Roberts

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar). The duo have toured…

Sun 16 Oct

£12.10 / 0121 443 4725

Hatful Of Rain

Sussex four piece folk group, Hatful of Rain, feted by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding, return to the Kitchen Garden after enthusiastic audiences in 2014 and 2015. The Hatful's music is influenced by bluegrass and old time music but is undeniably British. Original, moving and exhilarating music, performed on…

Sun 2 Oct

£11 / 0121 443 4725


Unamplified monthly performance arts space, open to musicians, poets, storytellers, visual artists and their audience.

Mon 5 Sep

£5.50 some concessions / 0121 443 4725

Mon 3 Oct

£5.50 some concessions / 0121 443 4725

Horatio's Hamlet (8.30pm Performance)

Edmund Caird and Lorna Meehan in Remember Me: Horatio's Hamlet You're still here. Haunting me. Every night I dream about you A cast of two. A stage full of characters. A suitcase full of mysteries. A grieving Horatio tries to unlock the mystery of his friend's devastating demise by enlisting an actor to help tell his…

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Jane Siberry

Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world's most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge…

Sun 25 Sep

£19.25 / 0121 443 4725

Joanna Eden, Joni & Me

A musically sumptuous and heart-felt tribute from one singer-songwriter and mentor to another. Singer/songwriter and mentor to Sam Smith, Joanna Eden celebrates the music of her hero Joni Mitchell. With heartfelt reflections on the life of a songwriting pioneer and how they've inspired her own songs, Eden is joined by…

Sun 31 Jul

Kelley Mcrae

Americana songwriter Kelley McRae approaches song writing the same way, immersing herself in the meaning each song offers up. Her new album, The Wayside explores the rugged, unfolding experience of life on the road. McRae's vision is completed by co-writer and guitarist Matt Castelein, whose distinctive guitar work and…

Wed 26 Oct

£9.90 / 0121 443 4725

Kris Drever & Ian Carr

Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with Kate Rusby and Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear…

Fri 26 Aug

The Lady A Tribute To Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny was one of the UK's foremost Singer/Songwriters and said to be the founder of the British folk rock movement. Her brief career spanning just thirteen years - she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting original compositions and traditional material. The Julie July Band will perform songs from her solo career…

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Luke Daniels: Revolve & Rotate

Luke Daniels is a BBC award winning folk musician, singer, and former Riverdance band member who performed with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Cara Dillon and The London Philharmonic. Currently folk musician in residence of the National Museum of Rural Life, a tutor on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's traditional music…

Sun 27 Nov

The Maybys

The Maybys are an Americana duo from Birmingham, UK comprised of singer/songwriters Geoff Hornsby and Carl Maycock. Combining the deft touch of Townes Van Zandnt, the impassioned delivery of Bruce Springsteen and the PR nous of a recalcitrant teenager has made for some wonderful music but has seen then ducking just below…

Mon 19 Sep

£6.60 / 0121 443 4725


Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson, aka Stu & Debbie Hanna, draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. Expect exquisite musicianship, soaring harmonies & driving Mandola's. 'Simply Brilliant' (The…

Tue 20 Sep

£14.30 / 0121 443 4725

Michele Stodart

The Magic Numbers vocalist and bassist goes solo to perform her own brand of gentle pop rock.

Mon 26 Sep


Parisian Céline Dommart sings classic French chanson, tango and jazz. Following the release her EPs 'La Vie en Rose' and 'Trio' in 2015 and airplay on BBC radio, Céline is now performing in a quartet setting, backed by award winning jazz guitarist Cris Tolley, Paul Smith on double bass and Robin Payne on drums and…

Wed 7 Sep

£11 / 0121 443 4725

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My Comedy

A fabulous night of all new female comedy with resident MC, Maureen Younger (fantastic resident MC, simply the life blood of the night Solihull News), hosting the evening. August's headline act is still to be announced so check the website nearer the time. As a special summer offer, all tickets for this show are £8.

Wed 2 Nov

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Nashville In The Round

An evening in the style of the Nashville's famous Bluebird Cafe as country music artists Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Kyshona Armstrong perform songs in the round from the music city.

Mon 12 Sep

Old Hannah Live

The Irish Times called Old Hannah a sublime band who straddle folk, country, roots, bluegrass, and more. Old Hannah are a band from the west of Ireland who've spun their love of all things folk, country and traditional into a sound that's at once contemporary, timeless and truly unique. They're multi-instrumentalists…

Thu 28 Jul

Otis Gibbs

A modern day Woody Guthrie, his songs based in people experience and their struggles. Strong in socialist beliefs - some truths you may not like; he cares not: you are going to hear 'em anyway! Otis Gibbs returns to The Kitchen Garden with a suitcase of new songs from his new album Mount Renraw which he will be previewing…

Tue 11 Oct

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Reg Meuross

Award winning singer songwriter Reg Meuross is touring solo with new album "December". Reg is a true modern day troubadour - commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. As FolkWords says, his songs are 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive…

Sun 11 Sep

£11 / 0121 443 4725

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Reg Meuross: Unsung Hero Tour

Award winning Reg Meuross was introduced onto the stage of the Albert Hall by Mike Harding as "one of this country's finest singer songwriters. He is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at it's best. He captivates audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, winning Best Male Vocalist…

Sun 11 Sep

Robb Johnson: My Best Regards Tour

Robb's widely recognised as one of the UK's finest songwriters. An English original, (Robin Denselow, the Guardian) … one of our best singer-songwriters ever (Mike Harding)… Johnson keeps folk music relevant & thought-provoking (The Living Tradition). Reviewing Robb's 2016 5 CD retrospective box set A Reasonable…

Sun 13 Nov

Ruth Graham - 'i Won't Take My Coat Off - I'm Not Stopping!

With 27 house moves, and 46 jobs (including comedienne, writer, belly dancer, musician, cruise line worker and funeral celebrant), local girl Ruth Graham has enjoyed quite a life!. Inspired by the gift of a notebook one Christmas, along with the inscription, 'you simply have to tell your stories!', Ruth eventually took…

Solid Air (keith James)

The music of John Martyn and Nick Drake. John Martyn was an incredibly sensitive songwriter with a knowledge and natural ability on guitar that was effortless; a tradition passed down to him through the folk movement populated by Davy Graham, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. His songs always float perfectly in that…

Tue 8 Nov

Sounds Of Simon

The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. The Old Friends Duo tour is how the songs are meant to be: just two voices and one guitar. This is the music of Simon and Garfunkel up close and intimate. Relive the classics, from Mrs Robinson, to Homeward Bound, as well as some rarely heard…

Tue 15 Nov

Southern Tenant Folk Union

One of the most highly acclaimed folk/bluegrass bands in the UK today, Southern Tenant Folk Union are a six piece string band with banjo, mandolin, fiddle & harmony vocals performing an eclectic mix of high energy atmospheric folk. The Edinburgh band have, over a series of albums, produced a thought provoking and…

Mon 24 Oct

Steve Gibbons

Unique and timeless the legend that's Steve Gibbons has withstood the fads and fashions of the music business for over four decades. Analyse his music and superb self-penned songs and you'll find the influences of blues, country and even psychedelia. With a huge international following, his long career has encompassed 15…

Sun 4 Dec

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Storytelling Cafe

The wonderful Shonaleigh returns to Storytelling Cafe after too long an absence. Shonaleigh is a drut'syla, a storyteller in a Jewish tradition inherited from her late grandmother, Edith Marks, who spent the war telling stories in the camps to save her life. Shonaleigh says of her grandmother - Once you've heard your…

Wed 19 Oct

£7.70 / 0121 443 4725

Woody Guthrie: Hard Times And Hard Travelin'

Will Kaufman's Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin' is a captivating "live documentary" that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. Such hard-hitting Guthrie songs as Vigilante Man, Pretty Boy Floyd…

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